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Re: Re-phrasing what's already been said

>even though I am a product of both my mom and dad he
>did not pass any of his DNA to me or are you saying
>it just can not be detected, his Y chromosone that

No, that's not what that means. You as a female do not get a Y-chromosome. You got two X-chromosomes, one from your father and another one from your mother. You also got mtDNA from your mother.

>What about the Autosomal test that DNA Genomucs
>performs on people that provides them with so called
>racial percentages that are inherited from both
>parents, are these not accurate?

Autosomal DNA is a mix of dna from all of your ancestors, inherited from both parents, 50% from your mother and 50% from your father. However, what they got from THEIR parents was a mix of your 4 grandparents, so what exactly did you get from what ancestor? There is currently no way to tell you that.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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